This is a print first published by the Toronto Globe newspaper at Christmas in 1899. It depicts the 48th Highlanders, a militia unit formed in Toronto in 1891, but with roots that stretched back to a previous Canadian militia regiment that was active from 1856-68.
Whether it was militia or regular military, the Highland tradition had taken hold in the Canadian military, and it was typical of units to be organized with that in mind.
World War One saw Canadian Highlander regiments formed up and active throughout the conflict. This 1917 painting by Arthur Watkins Crisp is titled British And Canadian Recruiting On Boston Common.
Margaret Fitzhugh Brown painted Pipe Major Jock Carson, 25th Nova Scotia Battalion, Canadian Highlanders in 1932.
The Highland legacy in the Canadian military carried on through the Second World War and is very much part of the current day mindset.
This painting is Stormont, Dundas, and Glengarry Highlanders Advancing Into Caen by O.N. Fisher. It depicts a part of the Normandy campaign. Tomorrow we head over to the Canadian Museum of History.